Academic Profile

Hyo Jung Lee is a social gerontologist who has interdisciplinary academic backgrounds in gerontology, social work, and psychology with research experience in geriatric psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. Her research agenda embraces the sociological aspect of aging and health, with a focus on late-life social relationships, health behaviors, and quality of life and death.

Hyo Jung teaches Graying Society: Issues and Challenges (HS2028), Sociology of Ageing (HS4035), and Research Practicum II: Quantitative Social Research (HS4002).

PhD in Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA 2016
MS in Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA 2012
Master of Social Work, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea 2006
BA in German Language & Literature / Psychology (Dual degree), Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea 2004
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Asst Prof Lee Hyo Jung
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Aging and Health, Late-Life Social Relationships, Health Behavior and Health Care Use among Older Adults, End-of-Life Care for Older Adults, Quality of Life and Death
  • Building Socially-beneficial and Vibrant Social Enterprises in Singapore and Beyond

  • Let's talk about dying, mom: A pilot study on good death,family conversation, and Advance care planning in the US and Singapore
  • Lee, HJ, Kim K, Bangerter LR, Zarit SH, Fingerman KL. (2019). Aging Parents’ and Middle-Aged Children’s Evaluations of Parents’ Disability and Life Problems. Journal of Adult Development, .

  • Schmitt, E.M., Gallagher, J., Albuquerque, A., Tabloski, P., Lee, H.J., Gleason, L., Weiner, L., Marcantonio, E.R., Jones, R.N., Inouye, S.K., & Schulman-Green, D. (2019). Perspectives on the delirium experience and its burden: Common themes among older patients, their family caregivers, and nurses. The Gerontologist, 59(2), 327-337.

  • Burr, J.A., Han, S., Lee, H.J., Tavares, J.L., & Mutchler, J.E. (2018). Health benefits associated with three helping behaviors: Evidence for incident cardiovascular disease. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences, 73(3), 492-500.

  • Choi, Y.ǂ, & Lee, H.J.ǂ. (2017). Do regular cholesterol screenings lead to lower cholesterol levels and better health behaviors for all? Spotlight on middle-aged and older adults in the United States. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(3), 389-414.

  • Lee, H.J., & Szinovacz, M. (2016). Positive, negative, and ambivalent interactions with family and friends: Associations with well-being. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78(3), 660-679.